Last year I was dismayed when the last of the grocery chains in L.A. stopped grinding beef in the store. Now all chains grind and package beef in regional centers and ship to the individual markets. But, for me, the taste and quality have noticably and seriously fallen off and I stopped buying all ground meat.
After this happened I tried switching to Whole Foods but they don't carry my favorite grind: Ground Sirloin. Trader Joes only carries pre-ground for obvious reasons and also doesn't carry ground sirloin.
So, I am trying to face the fact that I am going to have to buy the meat and have it ground for me at the store.
Has anyone had experience asking the market to custom grind? Do I need to specify that they add fat and how much? I've noticed sirloin on sale this week in the markets and want to try this now but am a novice at this sort of thing. What do I need to know.